I decided before I jump into bed for the night, I’ll do one more set of music video reviews for you. This one is also going to be only two music videos, not because I’m lazy but because I’m a bit OCD. Meaning, I’m here to review Eric Nam’s two new music videos and if I added on something else, it might drive me nuts. It’s been a while since we’ve heard any solo material from Eric Nam. In fact, I think the last album he released was back in 2015.
I don’t know if I’m right about this but it seemed like Eric Nam was chasing after a beautiful girl but lacked the confidence to approach her, so he turned to his “potion” which is Tequila. It’s a music video essentially saying that alcohol will give you the courage. It’s liquid courage. I did really enjoy how much culture was actually in this video that was very Kpop. The song was a typical Kpop song but with a very subtle Latin flair. I’m not really sold on all these overly done Latin influenced songs, but this one, “Potion” was really well done and sounded good without borrowing the complete template of a Latin Pop song.
I was a little confused about the premise in “Honestly” because it was almost like he was chasing after the dream of that beautiful woman, but in the end of the video, he was sending her off in a hot air balloon. The video was gorgeous, but there was a bit too much lens flare. JJ Abrams must have directed this music video. The song started off like a ballad and many aspects of the ballad remained throughout but it developed some elements of EDM and House music. It seemed like a very emotional song or maybe a song Eric Nam was involved in writing from personal experiences because his vocal performance as well as his performance in the video were incredible. He seemed very passionate about this song.
What did you think of these two videos? Which video did you enjoy more? This isn’t pitting artist against artist, this is just opinion of one musicians styles in two separate songs. I personally liked “Honestly” better because of the passion I described in it. Please let me know your thoughts. Thank you for supporting me even this far into my website and blog and various other activities. Thank you so much. Please support Eric Nam so he can bring us more wonderful music. Thank you and I’ll see you in my next review.
My Quick Reviews are conglomerates of music video reviews. For instance, if there are several releases in a single day that are all related or somewhat related, I will do a Quick Review segment.